Glastonbury Tor

The Myths of Avalon

In the heart of Somerset rises an enchanting hill that whispers tales of magic, mystery, and myth. Glastonbury Tor, with its unmistakable silhouette crowned by the ancient ruins of St. Michael’s Tower, beckons to those drawn to the mystical and the spiritual. This storied hill, veiled in the mists of Avalon, is a nexus of ley lines and a beacon for seekers of magic.

It’s well known in the mystic community that Glastonbury Tor is the Isle of Avalon, a mythical paradise lost in time, where King Arthur was carried after his final battle. The hill’s layers of history and myth intertwine, stories from Pagans and Christians have blended over time – the truth etched deep into the rock bed. As you ascend the winding path to the summit, you tread upon the same earth that pilgrims, mystics, and kings have traversed for centuries. The air around you is charged with an ancient power, the landscape a living testament to the enduring human quest for connection with the divine.

Amidst the ruins of the tower, the veil between realms is thin. Gazing out over the panoramic vista of the Somerset Levels, transformed by the seasons into a patchwork of earthly and ethereal beauty, it’s easy to feel the magic. The Tor stands at the crossroads of time, a place where the spiritual and the material realms converge.

Beneath the verdant slopes of the Tor and the mists of Avalon are the mysteries and myths that keep the magic alive. This sacred hill is not just a magnet for pilgrims, pagans, and seekers; it’s a gateway to the legends that have shaped our understanding of the mystical world. Here, within the heart of Avalon, ancient stories breathe life into the land, inviting those who dare to delve into its secrets.

The Hidden Cave of Annwn 

Whispers among the wise tell of a concealed cave beneath the Tor, a portal to Annwn, the realm of the fae. This otherworldly domain, vibrant with magic, is guarded by Gwyn ap Nudd – the Lord of the Underworld and the King of the Fae. The entrance, hidden from mortal eyes, offers passage to those few chosen by the fae themselves, leading them into a world where time flows differently.

The Quest for the Holy Grail and the Cauldron of Rebirth

Glastonbury Tor is steeped in Arthurian legend, and is where the Holy Grail and the magical Cauldron of Rebirth are said to exist. These sacred artefacts, sought after by King Arthur and his knights, symbolise the quest for spiritual enlightenment and rebirth. The Tor itself is rumoured to hold the key to finding these mystical objects, offering them only to those pure of heart and noble of purpose.

The Glastonbury Zodiac

Encircling the Tor is an enigma as compelling as any: the Glastonbury Zodiac, a vast astrological landscape temple formed by natural features and ancient trackways, representing the twelve signs of the zodiac. This celestial map, visible only from the skies, suggests that the ancients viewed Glastonbury as a mirror of the heavens, a place where the cosmic and the earthly align.

For anyone drawn to witchcraft and magic, a visit to Glastonbury Tor offers an experience like no other. It’s a place to wander, to wonder, and to find a touch of ancient magic still thriving in the world. Whether you come seeking answers, inspiration, or simply the peace that comes from being in a place of profound natural beauty and ancient mystery, Glastonbury Tor awaits to cast its spell upon you. Let yourself be drawn into its enchantment, and who knows what wonders you might discover – who knows what truths you may uncover?


Jade is a shadow worker and lunar witch, an experienced witchcraft facilitator, and hosts the 8-week High Priestess course: Dedicant.